Whilst the development of advanced technology is expected to benefit society, there are also unknown risks and uncertainties that exist towards human health and the environment. For that reason, it is important to adequately evaluate this influence during the process in which advanced technology is accepted by society. Such activities are called technology assessment (TA), and in the West, there are specialized agencies that conduct TA and contribute to the decision making by national and private organisations. For this symposium, specifically on the topic of TA in the fields of robotics and AI technology, we have invited Dr. ir. Rinie van Est of the Rathenau Institute in Netherlands to give a lecture on the latest information on the TA of advanced technologies such as robotics in Europe. In addition, we would like to deepen the discussion on the framework and structure of technology assessment and risk assessment of AI and robots, including in Japan, as well as how to approach the collaboration between technology assessment and research and development in universities and the like.
Date and time: 15 March (Wed), 2017 13:00-16:30 (tentative)
Venue: Yayoi Auditorium Annex Seihoku Gallery, The University of Tokyo
Language: English/Japanese (Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation is available)
Advance registration is recessary: Registration form
*We will close the registration once the number registered reaches the max number of attendees.
Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama (GraSPP, The University of Tokyo)
13:05-14:00 Keynote and Q&A